With Pinterest and YouTube offering step-by-step guides on do it yourself (DIY) tasks for your home, who needs a home remodeling contractor these days?

The reality is, there are many things we can do on our own, but not all of us can do everything. Why?

  1. You may not be experienced or skill at the task.
  2. You may not have the proper tools to complete the task.
  3. You may not have the time to complete the task.

DIY tasks are different for everyone based on their skill level, access to materials, and enthusiasm to complete a project on time. Some DIY tasks may be a good fit for you, but not for someone else.

Ask yourself these questions when determining if you should do a project yourself or hire a home remodeling contractor.

Do I have experience doing the task?

If your answer to the question is, “Yes,” continue to the following questions. If your answer is, “No,” you need to dig a little deeper.

It’s possible to learn new skills, but some tasks are more difficult and challenging than others. If you’re concerned about having straight lines and correct installation, you may be better off allowing a professional contractor to do the work.

Do I have the tools I need for the project?

Basic hammers, screwdrivers, and wrenches may be easy tools to have on hand, but remodeling projects often require larger, expensive tools to get the job done.

If you’re experienced in using them, you may be able to borrow tools from a friend or rent them. But purchasing these tools brand new can be expensive if you don’t plan on using them again.

Can I complete the task in a certain amount of time?

DIY projects are famous for starting well and ending years later. Projects succeed with a solid plan and time allotted to complete it.

If you foresee life events or apathy getting in the way of completing a project on time, a contractor can make sure your remodeling project has a definite start and end date.

Am I enthusiastic about the task?

Home remodeling projects can be fun for someone who enjoys working with their hands. If you don’t enjoy home projects and can’t maintain high levels of enthusiasm, DIY tasks may not be for you. Enthusiasm keeps the project going and ensures better results at the end.

Do I care about perfection?

Do you care if something isn’t straight or perfect? Some DIY projects may not turn out “perfect.” If this will bother you, it may be best to leave certain home remodeling tasks to the professionals.

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Hey there, I’m Tiffany! I’m a work-at-home mom of two rambunctious children (Jasmine, 9 + Sean II, 5) and recently widowed at just 35 years old. I've remarried and currently live right outside of Baton Rouge in Denham Springs, Louisiana with two adoring cats and a dog. Let's connect on Twitter @fabulousmomblog.

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